Morgagni hernia

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

Loops of bowel project in the anterior mediastinum. Lungs are clear. Cardiac silhouette is not enlarged. 


CT confirms the presence of a Morgagni hernia containing non-obstructed transverse colon and omental fat. 

Centrilobular emphysema at the lung apices. 

Case Discussion

Morgagni hernias are much less common than other types of diaphragmatic hernias such as hiatus hernias or Bochdalek hernias. 

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Case information

rID: 62382
Published: 15th Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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